What an insult!!!!!
At my former employer I ran into the same DISRESPECT. It was not about vacation time,but something that I was told would be resolved and was not.
I told my manager that I was hurt,not angry.
I counted on her and she let me down. I trusted that she would do this for me just because I was an excellent employee and that I gave her my best effort ALWAYS and that that would be rewarded with her respect.
Not just because it was her job!
I told her that if she fixed the error immediately all would be forgiven and understood that it was not because she disrespects me but simply a mistake she will take care not to let happen again.
"Fixing" means giving me what I asked for when I deserved nothing less when I give nothing less to her.
It was not only fixed, but she reported the progress of its being fixed and she never did it again. Why? It was the fact that she did care, but made an honest mistake. We had mutual respect for eachother after that and an excellent working relationship.
Did you earn it or not?
You earned it!
Did they earn your understanding in their "oversight" of your vacation request?
I would show them that no matter what the occurence of the "oversight" that it is their responsibility to answer to it.
If you had made such an irresponsible error in judgement in regards to pt care you would certainly be expected to make it right wouldn't you?
If you are expected to accept anything less from those that are entrusted with the care of your trust then the value of your seniority is mute.
Other hospitals will offer you the same empty promises.
Make them accountable!